The Government's new medium-term plan to deal with Covid-19 will aim to get Ireland into a 'status blue' period where the virus is surpressed.

The Irish Times reports the plan, which was agreed at a Cabinet sub-committee yesterday, will see colour-coded statuses given to areas, depending on their levels of coronavirus.

However a blue status will only come into effect when vaccinations or treatments are available.

Meanwhile NPHET will discuss the recent spike in the midlands, and the clusters in meat factories at a meeting later.

It's also likely to discuss the government's plans to ban non-essential travel from countries with high rates of the virus.


Meanwhile, no new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across Connacht over the past 24 hours.

While one further death and 35 confirmed cases were announced nationally yesterday evening, none of the new cases were across the West.

In Mayo, the number of confirmed cases is unchanged since last Friday at 584.

There are 501 cases in Galway, with the last new case confirmed on Sunday.

Roscommon has 347 confirmed cases, with 153 in Sligo and 58 in Leitrim.






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